Going Up

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. specializes in complex and challenging projects and one type of project that definitely fits this description is vertical expansions. Here are some pictures of a recent example of 200 Stovall Street with a view of the Alexandria skyline. What you can not see from the picture is the fact that this work is taking place on top of an existing 12 story building!

Elkridge Library Addition

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the new addition to the Elkridge Library in Elkridge, MD.  The job features a central core with architecturally exposed tube trusses which were assembled in boxes on the ground and hoisted as one unit to eliminate the need for temporary bracing or shoring.  The steel was fabricated by Crystal Steel Fabricators.

Dulles Metrorail – Phase 2 Progress

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is performing the structural steel erection on Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail (Silver Line) project.  Steel Erection started this summer and the first station is nearing completion.

Dulles Metrorail - Innovation Station
Dulles Metrorail - Innovation Station

Work has also started on the assembly of the pedestrian bridges that will carry passengers from the wayside areas to the stations.  The bridges will be assembled on the ground in sections that weigh up to 200,000 lbs, then hauled to their final location using our heavy haul rig and set in final position with one of Williams Construction Services’ fleet of cranes with up to 300-Ton capacity.  Check back for future updates as the project goes forward.

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VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Update: The VCU Institute for Contemporary Art was named one of the “12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018” by Architectural Digest.  This honor is meant to highlight structures worldwide that “will create an identity for their home cities”.  The striking appearance and structural complexity of this building certainly meet this description.  Check out the article for more information.


Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Detailed analysis was required to determine how to erect this complex sloped and curved structure which included a unique shoring and guying plan.  The steel was fabricated by Crystal Steel Fabricators. Construction progress can be tracked via webcam.

Here are some pictures of the steel erection:

Liberty University Indoor Track Facility

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is erecting the structural steel for the new Indoor Track Facility in Lynchburg, VA.  This facility, which will house a state of the art hydraulically banking track, is framed with custom trusses which required a thorough erection plan to account for the complexities of erecting this type of structure.  Take a look at the progress pictures below.

The general contractor is Glass & Associates, Inc. and the steel was fabricated by Banker Steel Company.

Photos by Mitchell Bryant / Liberty University

150 Ton Truss at Harvest Life Changers Church

When it comes to large, complicated projects, Williams Industries, Inc. has the knowledge, experience and equipment to make even the most challenging visions come to life.

On January 16th, Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. erected a 150 ton, 206 ft long truss and 26 ton stabilizer truss as part of the auditorium roof at the new Harvest Life Changers Church facility in Woodbridge, VA.  Williams Construction Services provided a 300 Ton lattice boom truck crane, 200 Ton crawler crane, and 175 Ton hydraulic truck crane for the lift.  Of the 2,200 tons of steel on the project, fabricated by E&H Steel Corporation, about 350 tons will be incorporated into the completed roof.

Take a look at some of the pictures from the lift below and check back for more as erection progresses.

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On February 12th we had a aerial photographer take pictures of the site to show our progress to date and capture a unique view of the project.

Trinity Academic Center Webcam

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is pleased to be working with Clark Construction and Strait Steel in the construction of the new Trinity Academic Center at Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. To view the official college site webcam for this project, click the thumbnail below:

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JMU East Tower Webcam

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is pleased to be working with Skanska and SteelFab of Virginia, Inc. in the construction of a new building for the College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. To view the official college site photos for this project, click the thumbnail below:

Once you are on the site page, click on the “View Building” icon in the right hand column to see current activity.

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Progress At MTA New Bus Shop

Williams Steel Erection Co., Inc. is progressing with erection of a new bus shop for the Maryland Transit Authority. This project features large open work bays with sloped long span joist roof trusses which are being erected with Williams Construction Services’ 100 Ton Link-Belt Crawler. Take a look at some of the pictures to see our progress from January 19th.